January 23

Song to the Moon

There is such beauty to find in this new opera venture of mine.

Almost every day . . . something new, something beautiful I want to learn.

And I’m so grateful that I’ve been blessed with this coloratura soprano ability.

And so grateful my husband urged me to try voice lessons . . . which have shaped my ability to reach these stratospheric notes.

It is so exciting for me . . . to KNOW that with a little work . . . I can sing and replicate these beautiful melodies.

Not just to absorb and admire . . . but to BE.

Something beautiful every day.

This is today’s new beauty.

“O Silver Moon”, widely known as “Song to the Moon”, Dvorak’s Rusalka.

Mesiku na nebi hlubokem			O moon high up in the deep, deep sky,
Svetlo tvé daleko vidi,			Your light sees far away regions,
Po svete bloudis sirokém,		You travel round the wide,
Divas se v pribytky lidi.		Wide world peering into human dwellings

Mesicku, postuj chvili			O, moon, stand still for a moment,
reckni mi, kde je muj mily		Tell me, ah, tell me where is my lover!
Rekni mu, stribmy mesicku,		Tell him. please, silvery moon in the sky,
me ze jej objima rame,			That I am hugging him firmly,
aby si alespon chvilicku		That he should for at least a while
vzpomenul ve sneni na mne.		Remember his dreams!
Zasvet mu do daleka,			Light up his far away place,
rekni mu, rekni m kdo tu nan ceka!	Tell him, ah, tell him who is here waiting!
O mneli duse lidska sni,		If he is dreaming about me,
at'se tou vzpominkou  vzbudi!		May this remembrance waken him!
Mesicku, nezhasni, nezhasni!		O, moon, don't disappear, disappear!

 

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January 18

Sunday ShortList

Weekend Recap: Let’s see . . . We: 1.  Picked up my carpet samples from the second store on Friday with about five minutes to spare before closing time.  Took them to the first store for comparison.  Took approximately 32983654 pictures so could debate further when home. 2.  Despite this and carrying them all around […]

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January 17

Queens of the Night

This has been most of my week. Alrighty then.

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January 12

Of Choirs and Carpets

I am having a devil of a time deciding on carpet. I could bore you to tears . . . so, simply.  I have always lived on a beige carpet.  I have never really had much say in that matter. For Christmas, my big surprise was Knobby telling me we were going to carpet the […]

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January 8

Service Singalong

Well, we’re not getting the Jeep back today, either. It had been intermittently (but more often than not) been popping up a “Service needed for 4×4″ message on the dash, and disabling the traction control.  The message was annoying, and obviously the traction disabling didn’t make me think comfy thoughts about riding in it, either. […]

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January 7

Santa Finally Brought You a Christmas Recap.

It is freezing today.  High of 27.  The Jeep is in service and we’ve learned we aren’t going to bring it home today because the service department has to wait on a part until tomorrow.  Luckily . . . it’s a warranty repair.  And luckily . . . the past two days have been hectic […]

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January 6

Meine Lippen, Sie Kussen So Heiss

I’m attempting to learn this today. I was told singing in German would be fun. We’ll see. Ich weiß es selber nicht, warum man gleich von Liebe spricht, wenn man in meiner Nähe ist, in meine Augen schaut und meine Hände küsst. Ich weiß es selber nicht warum man von dem Zauber spricht, dem keiner […]

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January 5

New Voice Semester

My first voice lesson of the year.  Here’s to new beginnings, hooray. We outlined things I’ve improved since I started, things that need work, some goals. I do so much better in that small little practice cell. It isn’t the space itself . . . the confinement of a painted concrete block in front of […]

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January 3

Insert EarPlugs

Yes, yes. You want a whole Christmas season update. You want a Minion update. You want so much. Ask and ye shall receive. But first . . . I discovered the disconnect between my “rehearsing” the Ave Maria without music versus with the backing track I was given. I was having SUCH trouble in this […]

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December 23

Auto-Pilot

The recital. The recital . . . was disappointing.  I did not do my best.  Anywhere near my best. We were stressed beforehand.  I was upstairs getting ready . . . and this was full-makeup, hair-in-hot-rollers kind of getting ready.  Minion was downstairs as I was attempting to figure out what to wear (AKA:  Destroying […]

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